Letter by Karam et al Regarding Article, “Development and Validation of a Sudden Cardiac Death Prediction Model for the General Population”
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To the Editor:
We read with great interest the article by Deo et al1 regarding the prediction of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the general population. The authors developed and validated a score for the prediction of SCD in adults without a history of cardiovascular disease based on data from the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) and the CHS (Cardiovascular Health Study) cohorts. Variables retained in the score were age, male sex, black race, current smoking, systolic blood pressure, use of antihypertensive medication, diabetes mellitus, serum potassium, serum albumin, high-density lipoprotein, estimated glomerular filtration rate, and QTc interval.1
We were, however, surprised to note that atrial …